Andreana Drencheva

Andreana Drencheva
King's College London | KCL · King's Business School

PhD

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Introduction
My research is focused on entrepreneurship as a social process and its foundations in human action. New ventures are not the result of a single individual pursuing a big idea, but the development of long ideas to which many individuals and organisations make formal and informal contributions. Current projects focus on entrepreneurs' feedback seeking, business models, informal institutions, establishing legitimacy in complex institutional fields, and social entrepreneurship.

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Publications (19)
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Entrepreneurship can provide personal fulfillment but is uniquely poised to also provoke emotional suffering. Scholarly attention on negative moods and emotions (affect) in entrepreneurship has gained momentum, yet reviews to date have focused on the consequences of affect while our understanding of its antecedents remains fragmented. This neglect...
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Social enterprises combine activities, processes, structures, and meanings associated with multiple institutional logics that may pose conflicting goals, norms, values, and practices. This in-depth multi-source case study of an ecological social enterprise in Malaysia reveals how the enactment of the family logic interacts with the market and ecolo...
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Social entrepreneurs need resources to develop their organizations and catalyze social impact. Existing research focuses on how social entrepreneurs access and use resources, yet it neglects how they search for resource holders. This issue is particularly salient in social entrepreneurs’ decisions about whom to approach for interpersonal feedback a...
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This study advances understanding of interpersonal feedback seeking as a relational micro-foundational process whereby social entrepreneurs proactively involve others in venturing and engage in sensemaking when this fails. Our inductive analysis of 82 interviews with 36 social entrepreneurs reveals the agency in and the plurality and precariousness...
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The purpose of this qualitative study is to contribute to the scholarship on career success within the social entrepreneurship context. Based on the career accounts of eighteen social entrepreneurs in Malaysia, the study’s findings provide a nuanced perspective of the Career Success Framework and explicate career success for social entrepreneurs as...
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Despite its importance, our understanding of what entrepreneurial disappointment is, its attributions, and how it relates to depression is limited. Drawing on a corpus of 27,906 semi- anonymous online posts, we identified entrepreneurial disappointment, inductively uncovered its attributions and examined how depression differs between attributions....
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine how mission-driven arts organisations respond to the complex set of economic and social conditions that the authors here term as a significant point of rupture. Drawing on the papers that form a part of the special section of this issue, the authors critically examine how the intersection of globalisa...
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Recognizing the importance of women entrepreneurs for economies and societies, researchers and policy makers are increasingly interested in supporting women's entrepreneurship activities. Enhancing the wellbeing of women entrepreneurs is essential not only as an ethical imperative but also as a mechanism to understand and improve the process and ou...
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Social entrepreneurs intend to, start, lead, and manage new organizations that catalyze social change through market mechanisms. While such economic activity can be considered an epitome manifestation of prosocial motivation in business, prosocial motivations and self-interest are not mutually exclusive in social entrepreneurship. This conceptual b...
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We present a systematic review of 50 empirical studies on the social entrepreneurial personality. We aim to answer 'who social entrepreneurs are' to help understand why certain individuals but not others create social ventures and persist in their choice. The review findings reveal a focus on four distinct aspects of personality: motivations, trait...
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Emerging research highlights interpersonal feedback seeking as an important activity for entrepreneurs to aid them in creating, leading, and managing new organisations. In a context of multiple and sometimes competing goals, entrepreneurs face ongoing decisions about why, when, how, from whom and even whether to seek feedback with important consequ...

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To explore how entrepreneurs navigate multiple identities during the venture creation journey.
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To explore how, when, why, and with what consequences entrepreneurs seek feedback not just through pilots and prototypes, but also through interpersonal interactions.